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‘Surgical hack’ launches innovation programme

The HTC Foundation’s (HTCf) second Innovation Programme was launched last month with a ‘Surgical Hack Event’, attended by students from across the University of Leeds and guest speakers from the HTC and from the University’s Surgery and Engineering departments.

HTC activities taken to the extreme

Over 300 delegates from 33 countries attended the World Extreme Medicine Conference in Edinburgh, where the HTC led a session on biomedical innovations.

Interim results promising for laser endoscopy technique

Interim results from a trial of a new laser technology to diagnose pre-cancerous polyps in the colon indicate the technology works best when used in combination with another specialist endoscopy technique.

Lymph node detection in rectal cancer

A technique used to identify risk of recurrence in breast cancer is to be adapted for use with rectal cancer, to help avoid unnecessary major surgery.